Board Composition & Renewal

What should be top of mind for board of directors on their board composition and board renewal strategy for 2020 and beyond?

The speakers will share their perspectives on this timely topic and consider:

  • Creating a 'tone at the top' culture of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Identifying skills that are needed today and in the future
  • Diversity Policy disclosures - do you have targets or quotas?
  • Expanding networks to reach diverse board candidates
  • Building board renewal strategies to create change


  • Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D (Corporate Director, Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board)

    Deborah Rosati, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D

    Corporate Director, Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board

    Deborah Rosati is an accomplished corporate director, entrepreneur, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and certified Corporate Director (ICD.D) with more than 30 years of experience in technology, consumer, retail, cannabis, private equity and venture capital. An experienced Audit Committee and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee chair, Deborah provides extensive knowledge as a Corporate Director in the areas of financial and enterprise risk management, corporate strategy, transformational changes, M&A, corporate governance and CEO and board succession planning.

    Deborah currently serves on Khiron Life Sciences Corp. (TSXV:KHRN) as Lead Director and Audit Committee Chair and Lift & Co.(TSX-V: LIFT) as Vice Chair and Chair of the Audit Committee. Deborah recently served on the board of MedReleaf (TSX:LEAF) as the Chair of the Audit Committee (-acquired by AuroraCannabis (TSX: ACB)- July 2018, as well as she chaired the Audit Committee, for NexJ Systems (TSX:NXJ) and was on the board of Sears Canada (TSX: SCC).

    She is the Founder & CEO of Women Get On Board, a leading member-based company that connects, promotes and empowers women to corporate boards. Deborah has been selected as a Diversity 50 2014 candidate and was recognized in 2012 as one of WXN’s Top 100 Canada’s Most Powerful Women in the corporate director award cate-gory.

    Deborah’s thought leadership on corporate governance, board diversity and entrepreneurship are profiled on her website:

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  • Cathy Logue, FCPA, FCA (Managing Director, Global Practice Leader, CFO & Private Equity of Stanton Chase)

    Cathy Logue, FCPA, FCA

    Managing Director, Global Practice Leader, CFO & Private Equity of Stanton Chase

    Cathy and is the founding Managing Director of the Toronto office of Stanton Chase, a Top 10 retained executive search firm with over 70 offices worldwide. She began her career as a CA with Ernst & Young and now leverages her Finance expertise as Global Leader of the Stanton Chase CFO Practice, specializing in CFO and Finance leadership roles and Board/Board diversity appointments, while working with clients across the entire C-Suite.

    Over her 20 years in executive search, Cathy has cemented long-standing partnerships with clients ranging from start-ups to publicly-traded companies, helping them attract high-performing talent and make their most important business decision – shaping their Board and executive leadership team. Cathy is passionate about diverse and inclusive leadership and committed to building teams that will drive growth and lead transformational change.

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Board Composition & Renewal

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